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Old 10-23-2009, 01:27 AM
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That Icon looks like a blast, what a fun toy to have. Think of all the sight seeing you could do.
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Can someone explain why this plane can be flown by someone without a pilot license?

Seems like a really bad idea to this non-pilot.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:07 AM
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I wonder how it lands in 2-4 footers.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:32 AM
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Can someone explain why this plane can be flown by someone without a pilot license?

Seems like a really bad idea to this non-pilot.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:11 AM
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Looks like the old Lake airplanes, only smaller. Nice use of technology.


In the end, this is what I need... Another way to potentially wipe myself out all over the earth...
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No offense, but you sound a litte arrogant with that comment. Coming from the layman who knows little about airplanes, why would I care if its only designated as an experamental plane compared to one that has it's type cert? And for that matter, I'd rather it be in the class that it's in so that:
A) it's cheaper
B) it doesn't take a pilots lic. to fly

I think with it's standing the way it is, it'll hit its targeted market quite well. Aimed at being more of a toy (self proclaimed "jet ski of the sky").
If it sounded arrogant, it wasn't meant to be that way. I am "in the biz" so to speak, but aircraft knowlege wise I'm just a babe in the woods compared to some of the experts that I live around and work with here in Wichita. But, I've learned alot about the hands on details of the difference between an experimental plane and a ready for production/mass marketed TC'd one. And, the differences are substantial.

If you are looking for an experimential, then I say go for it! But if you are looking for a production aircraft (i.e. has both TC and PC), then this one is not there yet...if ever.

A plane I think would be fun is a Quest Kodiak. Soon to be certified with floats for water landing and already factory certified as a jump plane.

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This thing is SICK!!!

http://www.iconaircraft.com/
You guys are going to cause me to get a divorce. If i came home with one of these my bags would be on the porch....LOL
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You guys are going to cause me to get a divorce. If i came home with one of these my bags would be on the porch....LOL
On the upside, you could throw 'em in the Icon and fly away to a nicer place. I'm just sayin'...
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Can someone explain why this plane can be flown by someone without a pilot license?

Seems like a really bad idea to this non-pilot.
The simple answer is the Icon cannot be flown without a license.

The Icon requires a sport pilot certification from the FAA. Basically this requires 15 hours of dual instruction and 5 hours of solo flight, plus passing some flying and written tests. Some information about it is on Icon's website.

Ultralights, on the other hand, require no license of any kind to fly. There is also no requirement to register an ultralight with anyone or have them inspected. I think the idea is since they are extremely light and carry no passengers they only really present a hazard to the operator.
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The simple answer is the Icon cannot be flown without a license.

The Icon requires a sport pilot certification from the FAA. Basically this requires 15 hours of dual instruction and 5 hours of solo flight, plus passing some flying and written tests. Some information about it is on Icon's website.

Ultralights, on the other hand, require no license of any kind to fly. There is also no requirement to register an ultralight with anyone or have them inspected. I think the idea is since they are extremely light and carry no passengers they only really present a hazard to the operator.
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everyone on the ground should feel much safer knowing that I can't just hop behind the stick of this thing.
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